And Saul was consenting unto his death. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church which was in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles. 2And devout men buried Stephen, and made great lamentation over him. 3But Saul laid waste the church, entering into every house, and dragging men and women committed them to prison.
4They therefore that were scattered abroad, went about preaching the word.
Pastor Basil was so notorious for working with the secret police, that they called him a puppet. However, when Brother Andrew visited Basil's church, the Holy Spirit did a strange work in the man, and Pastor Basil himself was surprised when he invited Brother Andrew to conduct evangelistic meetings for three days.
Brother Yun and his colabourers faced great persecution, but their suffering helped spread the gospel throughout China. In a bid to evade arrest at several times, they had to flee from one place to another, preaching and spreading the gospel as they moved.